In order to group input elements and submit data, HTML uses a form element to encapsulate input and submission elements. These forms handle sending the data in the specified method to a page handled by a server or handler. This topic explains and demonstrates the usage of HTML forms in collecting and submitting input data.
<form method="post|get" action="somePage.php" target="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">
Attribute | Description |
accept-charset | Specifies the character encodings that are to be used for the form submission. | |
action | Specifies where to send the form-data when a form is submitted. | |
autocomplete | Specifies whether a form should have autocomplete on or off. | |
enctype | Specifies how the form-data should be encoded when submitting it to the server (only for method=“post”). | |
method | Specifies the HTTP method to use when sending form-data (POST or GET). | |
name | Specifies the name of a form. | |
novalidate | Specifies that the form should not be validated when submitted. | |
target | Specifies where to display the response that is received after submitting the form. |
<form> element represents a section that contains form-associated elements (e.g.
<textarea>) that submits information to a server. Both starting (
<form>) and ending (
</form>) tags are required.